Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Teacup Thursday #76 and Gifts from MT!

Years ago when I was teaching, I helped a fellow teacher and her husband during the summer at a Girl Scout Camp called Homestead. We all had name tags and mine was Nibbles and Jack's was Pooh Bear. He told me that he took the name because he called himself a Pooh Bear when he was crabby. I have always loved the expression and say I'm a Pooh Bear when I feel grumpy or crabby. So, recently, I was just feeling a bit down and my dear friend LaVonne sent me a care package from Montana. She usually comes for a visit in the fall, but it was not meant to be this year. She gathers fall treats for me all year and usually hands them over to me in person. The box was filled with all kinds of goodies!

She included a quilt top for a table topper that I really want to finish up. It's been hand painted with a leaf and acorn design. I love acorns.

There was also an embroidery pattern from Crabapple Hill which is one of my favorite companies.

I wanted to share the most darling little fall teapot that was tucked inside. It's been handpainted too with acorns. I think the shape of the pot looks like a little pumpkin.

I decided to share some pumpkin mugs instead of a teacup today as they it seems to just want to join the little teapot. I have had these mugs since my girls were little. I got them at the Oregon State Fair. They were made by a lady named Sharon.

You can see another Tasha Tudor book in the background....Around the Year.

LaVonne is the world's best garage sale shopper! She finds all kinds of goodies at the best prices.
I went to my mailbox today and there was yet another package from Montana! I love Mary Engelbreit
and am planning to decorate my studio with all the bright colors and fun items. I have been collecting things for years. So, this is what I got today....and a good message that I can't be a Pooh Bear and must SNAP OUT OF IT! Thanks LaVonne~you are a most wonderful friend. I miss you lots.


Zaa said...

What a lovely friend LaVonne is ... You've got to be happy with all those sweet uplifting teatime treasure.. The teapot is simply adorable and perfect for warming you heart this AUtumn... and as for the Mary Engbreit Girl ( ha Ha) ... She really gets to the point with her attitude( ha Ha) ... Love her stuff....

Really .. I think we all go through that "Pooh" feeling at this time of the year.... but hey isn't it great to be surround with love and beauty.... ENJOY your teapot and savour the sweet essence of friendship, M' Lady ...Hugs

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a special gift! She certainly knows you well, doesn't she? I'll bet that put a smile on your face!

Susan said...

So cute, Linda. Glad you got such a nice package! Susan

romance-of-roses said...

Well what a nice surprise in the box. I love the tea pot, yes it does look like a little pumpkin. These are gifts to treasure for sure. Thank you so much for stopping by, yes feeling better now, than you. Hugs, Lu

Rosetta said...

Il tuo post ha il sapore dell'autunno!Bella la teiera a forma di zucca!Baci,Rosetta

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a lovely surprise! Your pumpkin mug is adorable and so is the little teapot. Thank you for your visit and have a wonderful weekend, Linda.


Lady Jane said...

I love the pumpkin cups n teapot and all the other lovely things. How can you not snap out of it, lol... LJ

Denise said...

A wonderful friend to you LaVonne is.I enjoyed your Fall post,really puts Me in the Fall mood.So many fun goodies to look at.You are such a sweet lady My Dear for asking about Me.I'm feeling so wonderful.I've lost 55 lbs so far in 3 months,and I am totally back to My old self.The surgery no longer has any yuky effects on Me.It took 2 months to start feeling good again.Thank you Denise

Linda said...

My dd tells me we are suppose to get quite a storm this weekend. It has definitely cooled down and we've gotten a little wetness at night, but the sun was out yesterday afternoon. It feels like we didn't get much of a summer. This weather seems to be a trend now. Enjoy your weekend. I'm glad you like the 31 day posts links.

LaVonne said...

I almost kept the acorn table topper but knew I'd never complete it! That's the best part is know what I love, you will too!

Love and miss you!